Climate change affecting ski sector

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The nation's winter sports industry could face economic thawing if climate change goes unaddressed, says a new report.

Use games, sports to make kids more fit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.Y., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Parents' New Year's fitness resolutions may be more successful and more fun if they include the children, a North Carolina researcher says.
Houston billboard demands Schumer apology

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HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A billboard erected in Houston asks locals to call the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and demand he apologize for comments seen as insulting the city.

Resorts work to counter avalanches

SEATTLE, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Three of the nine U.S. avalanche deaths during the past 17 days have been on patrolled slopes, prompting forecasters to call condition of the snow pack dicey.

Ski areas ponder new safety steps

DENVER, April 9 (UPI) -- Ski industry leaders say they expect resorts to take steps to increase safety on the slopes after what has been a record season for deaths in Colorado.

BT Vision hires MTV Europe director

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An MTV Networks Europe head has quit to join the British broadband television service, BT Vision.

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New formula explains skylight polarization

BRISTOL, England, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- British scientists have developed a mathematical formula that explains the way skylight behaves, something that has been elusive for 200 years.

Michael Victor Berry (born 14 March 1941), is a mathematical physicist at the University of Bristol.

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1982 and knighted in 1996. From 2006 he has been Editor of the journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

He is famous among other things for the Berry phase, a phenomenon observed e.g. in quantum mechanics and optics. He specialises in semiclassical physics (asymptotic physics, quantum chaos), applied to wave phenomena in quantum mechanics and other areas such as optics.

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